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October 8, 2011 // 11:53 pm - Today PlayStation 3 developer deank has released DiscBOOT, a homebrew application that allows PS3 Custom Firmware users to play burned PS3 game backups via BD / DVD run from disc.

Download: DiscBOOT for Burned PS3 Game Backups (1.3 MB) / DiscBOOT for Burned PS3 Game Backups (Mirror)

To quote: How to play PS3 games burned to DVD/BD [discBOOT]

Hey there folks! Here is the promised little tool, which will let you play your backups of original PS3 games when burned on DVD/DVD-RW/BD/BDRE discs.

If you're familiar with ebootFIX tools you won't have problems. It will be included in the ebootFIX/MOD package for the next multiMAN FULL version.

The usage is simple and you're provided with instructions once the program completes its job:

1) Drag & Drop to discBOOT.exe the "PS3_GAME" folder of the game you want to play
2) The tool will create a folder with 3 files:

  • PKG for 3.41
  • PKG for 3.55
  • TXT with instructions

3) Burn the game to a disc (PS3_GAME folder and PS3_DISC.SFB file from a backup created with multiMAN or another manager)
4) Insert the burned disc into your PS3 tray
5) Install the PKG file for your firmware on your PS3
6) Launch the game from the newly appeared icon

That's it.

IMPORTANT: When you burn the game to a DVD/BD disc, make sure that you're using a proper backup of the game. It means ALL files as they were backed-up on the internal hdd of your PS3 - no split .666## files should be present. All 4GB+ files must be in once piece.

Proper steps to create a DVD/BD backup of a PS3 game:

1) Start multiMAN and insert the original PS3 game disc
2) Create a backup of the game to:

  • If game contains files bigger than 4GB -> INTERNAL HDD
  • If game doesn't contain files bigger than 4GB -> internal or external

3) Transfer the backup copy to your PC (if game contains 4GB+ files you may have to use FTP)

At this point you should have the PS3 game backup on your PC with all files 1:1 (no split files!)

4) Open a burning program like IMGBURN and drag PS3_GAME folder and PS3_DISC.SFB file to the root of the compilation
5) Burn the disc

The good things that come with this:

  • You can now make in-game SCREENSHOTS for all games you play via this method
  • You can play music from XMB Music column (background music) while playing the game
  • This method doesn't require payloads of any kind - only CFW/MFW on your PS3

Here is a screenshot I just took: (press {PS} button while in-game, go to Photo column and select "Screenshot")

Remember: Use this method ONLY with legally owned original PS3 games.

There is no guarantee that this method will work with all games, but if you follow the instructions in this post and generated txt - all should be fine.

How does it work? discBOOT application:

1) uses the original game folder to get the icons, sounds and PARAM.SFO
2) doesn't change/mod any of the original files - it only copies ICON*.PNG, PIC*.PNG, SND0.AT3, the license and trophies
3) uses a precompiled PS3 program, which enables direct disc access, enables screenshot and background music and then waits until a disc is present with /dev_bdvd/PS3_GAME/USRDIR/EBOOT.BIN. If no disc is present - it will just sit on black screen until you insert one. You can't use original PS3 disc.
4) Once it finds the file - it executes it - that's it.



DiscBOOT for Burned PS3 Game Backups on Custom Firmware Out

DiscBOOT for Burned PS3 Game Backups on Custom Firmware Out

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#59 - levihacks19 - December 26, 2014 // 6:38 pm
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works good.. very good

#58 - bp125 - December 26, 2014 // 9:48 am
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how does it work?

#57 - LiQUiDxSNaKe - October 29, 2012 // 5:39 am
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That will be fun to do, see how many people actually buy them instead of downloading

#56 - sardine fish - October 28, 2012 // 8:04 am
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Thanks for your reply Luciferson

#55 - G Sus - October 28, 2012 // 8:00 am
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i'd say the likelyness of it happening is about 0%

more likely a new cfw would be released.

#54 - sardine fish - October 28, 2012 // 6:28 am
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How about we take a photo on all the games disc we bought and show it to everyone to see and look who are more cheapskate (dont mention those disc i bought for forum to test)? Instead of asking for eboots and exclusives for games, i just buy or i wait.

#53 - Vallachia - October 28, 2012 // 5:53 am
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There's a TON of games that work straight off on CFW3.55. You don't buy any games because you are a cheapskate, don't make excuses.

My PS3 runs CFW 3.55 and I buy all the games that I enjoy playing. The ones that suck I delete. So I (and many others on CFW) still support the developers.

Don't be a leech dude, buy some of the games you really like. Give the devs a reason to continue to make great games.

#52 - sardine fish - October 28, 2012 // 5:25 am
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Do you think is possible? If that is possible we can play psn?

#51 - LiQUiDxSNaKe - October 28, 2012 // 5:24 am
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Thanks for the news I didn't know this was possible o.o (i really need to buy myself a 2k ps3)

#50 - G Sus - October 28, 2012 // 5:18 am
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even if that was possible, its only use would be game piracy, i can't see any dev doing that, or releasing the methods.

Sony would be after them relentlessly.